What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)
Are you getting bewildered? We categorically are!
Drawback No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Shortcoming No.3: A total lack of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to point out the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing system (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting firm is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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